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Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-17-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By jessemoon
It must be hard with a tiny nursling. Can you...

It must be hard with a tiny nursling. Can you wear the baby in a sling and type around him that way instead of balancing him on your lap?  Does he wake up early? Can you sneak out of bed for an hour...
Forum: Nutrition and Good Eating   10-15-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 965
Posted By jessemoon
Just juiced and canned  four five-gallon buckets...

Just juiced and canned  four five-gallon buckets of plums.  I have a box of pears left to process later this week.  I've pickled and canned up a storm this summer!
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   10-02-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By jessemoon
I'm in the middle of it now with two kids. It's...

I'm in the middle of it now with two kids. It's hard, but I'm forging ahead. You can do it!
Forum: Parenting   09-25-2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By jessemoon
I'm glad it went well!

I'm glad it went well!
Forum: Parenting   09-23-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By jessemoon
Blue Man is loud.  It is also funny and...

Blue Man is loud.  It is also funny and engaging, so he will probably be interested in much of it.  I would worry more about him squirming and seat kicking the seat in front of him.
 
Practice...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-13-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,581
Posted By jessemoon
My son had no interest in drawing or coloring AT...

My son had no interest in drawing or coloring AT ALL until he was 51/2.  He would, under duress, perhaps draw a picture for someone's birthday and it was always cursory and he didn't like the...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-12-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By jessemoon
If it's because of night-time pee accidents,...

If it's because of night-time pee accidents, then I have a better solution for you!
 
We bought several of the big washable puppy training pads (the ones for large breeds) at Petsmart.  They are...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   09-08-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By jessemoon
I'm glad I'm not the only one!  I have just been...

I'm glad I'm not the only one!  I have just been trying to employ the "go outside and don't come in for 30 minutes" rule...I'm glad that school has finally started for the older one. Now, just two...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   08-23-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 3,302
Posted By jessemoon
While it may be the case that some families...

While it may be the case that some families can't be bothered to prioritize buying school supplies for their kids...it also seems to me that a sense of basic decency would ask us to help those kids....
Forum: Working and Student Parents   08-21-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By jessemoon
I'm working on my PhD through a hybrid...

I'm working on my PhD through a hybrid distance/face-to-face program. I spend two weeks in the summer in an on-campus residency and the rest of the year is online.  I was skeptical, but it's working...
Forum: Parenting   07-17-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By jessemoon
It sounds like your daughter isn't too worried...

It sounds like your daughter isn't too worried about it and that this little girl (the bullying) one is very unhappy and very unpleasant.  Stay close to your daughter and don't be afraid to involve...
Forum: Parenting   07-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,076
Posted By jessemoon
As for summer food: SNAP and WIC are different...

As for summer food:
SNAP and WIC are different programs.  Both require children's parents to be the ones who sign up, but they may already be getting one or both of those.
During the summer,...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-02-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By jessemoon
Thanks!  It's more funny than anything at this...

Thanks!  It's more funny than anything at this point!
 
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-02-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,199
Posted By jessemoon
Mama sits down with laptop and notes. Children...

Mama sits down with laptop and notes. Children are finally playing quietly in separate rooms. Mama begins trying to decipher her statistics final.
 
DD begins driving a skateboarding spider loudly...
Forum: Working and Student Parents   07-02-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,240
Posted By jessemoon
I'm working on my PhD at the moment.   I'm a...

I'm working on my PhD at the moment.   I'm a distance student except for two-week residencies in the summer. I just got back from one and it makes all the difference. The kids survived, Daddy is...
Forum: The Mindful Home   05-27-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By jessemoon
I made an ant-spray by infusing mint (I have a...

I made an ant-spray by infusing mint (I have a bunch in my garden) into rubbing alcohol.  I spray it on them and it kills the little buggers.  The mint and alcohol combination seems to eradicate...
Forum: Parenting   05-15-2011, 08:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 669
Posted By jessemoon
On a childfree hike years ago, two mama  friends...

On a childfree hike years ago, two mama  friends simultaneously pointed up at a passing aircraft and said to each other in perky voices, "Look, an airplane!"
Forum: Parenting   05-15-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 11,236
Posted By jessemoon
A well-meaning friend gave my 6 month old hummus...

A well-meaning friend gave my 6 month old hummus to amuse her while I was in the bathroom of the Lebanese restaurant.  She didn't realize that my dd hadn't yet had any solid food.  She was so...
Forum: Parenting   05-13-2011, 11:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By jessemoon
Travel! Get out of the country and live on a...

Travel! Get out of the country and live on a shoestring somewhere that will challenge their realities. Travel isn't cheap, but it's not impossible to save for a year and get to travel for a few...
Forum: Parenting   05-02-2011, 04:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,474
Posted By jessemoon
We are a homebirthing, noncircing, selective...

We are a homebirthing, noncircing, selective vaxing family.  Those were healthcare decisions and philosophical positions about specific issues.  As far as I can see they don't have very much to do...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   04-09-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 104
Posted By jessemoon
I finally hit 1,000 posts!  My goodness.  I...

I finally hit 1,000 posts!  My goodness.  I wonder if I win the lurker crown?  http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/whistling.gif
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-09-2011, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,594
Posted By jessemoon
Oh look...that was my 1,000th post!  About...

Oh look...that was my 1,000th post!  About poop....very indicative of the world of motherhood, no?
Forum: Breastfeeding Challenges   04-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,594
Posted By jessemoon
If it makes you feel any better, my daughter was...

If it makes you feel any better, my daughter was a once or twice a week pooper for much of her early infancy.  She sometimes smelled stinky (like nasty cabbage farts) but was in no distress, nursed...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-27-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 443
Posted By jessemoon
I teach first-year community college writing. ...

I teach first-year community college writing.  So, for what it's worth, if you are asked to write an informative paper, then that is what you should write.  Do some deep research and find out some...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   03-26-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By jessemoon
People get bent out of shape when they think...

People get bent out of shape when they think their children are being slighted. 
 
My DS's BEST friend is 3 years older and his mom is my dear friend as well.  This best friend never invites DS to...
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